Normal Mailer on US Psyche and 9/11. Full text from the Times interview with Mailer, from Google (in two parts) via Jorn. Long interview on thoughts around the US Psyche, following 9/11 / Enron / Andersens / WorldCom etc and “why nobody loves us”. Powerful stuff about rationality, the complexity of life, and a reasonable balance between security and freedom, based on statistics.
Quite a bit on principles of democracy and pragmatism. Also seems Mailer is part of that growing number of commentators who seriously thinks it’s possible the world as we know it may not exist for another century. Several serious scientists have the doomsday scenario driving their efforts to find alternative worlds to accomodate the remnants of the human race. Heavy.